It secures Home Rule for St. Johns. It establishes a simple, direct and businesslike form of government.
It creates a single-headed administrative establishment and this administrative unity makes for harmony between departments, since all are subject to a common head.
It insures expertness in administration at the point where it is most valuable, namely, at the head.
Regular municipal elections will be held every two years, in the fall.
It makes elective officers responsive to public opinion by means of the initiative and referendum. It furnishes through the recall a simple method of removing inefficient or corrupt officials.
It permits public work to be done by direct labor as well as by contract.
It centralizes purchasing, which will effect greater saving in the purchase of supplies.
It recognizes the people as the sole sources of governmental power and imposes upon each member of the community the duty and responsibility of actively interesting himself in the affairs of the city.